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    Best Place

    What is the best place in the car to put the computer so that it is not exposed to over-heating and that it is not an eye sore?

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    the boot or glovebox, like most people

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    kida new at this stuff, whats the boot?

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    kida new at this stuff, whats the boot?
    That's europe-talk for trunk...

    Under the seat may work well for you too. I think the general rules are keep it out of sunlight and away from any major heat source. Provide enough space for airflow, and try not to go with a power-monster machine.
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    I have mine on a custom board that mounts to the side of the inside of my trunk. Its carpeted to the stock color of the trunk and I also put a fan on it so it doesnt overheat. I think that most people just put them in their trunks.

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    for most people, theres 2 choices like mentioned above

    trunk, or under a seat, u should go to Show Off Your Ride

    check some other peoples installs, could give you some other ideas as well

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    I put my laptop under the seat for the simple reason that that's probably the coolest place in my car. I haven't needed to install a fan yet. The AC fan will blow right through it. Another advantage is I don't need to run long wire to the screen upfront.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b8bboi
    I put my laptop under the seat for the simple reason that that's probably the coolest place in my car. I haven't needed to install a fan yet. The AC fan will blow right through it. Another advantage is I don't need to run long wire to the screen upfront.
    haha, a lot of people dont have a laptop X)

    but yeah, under seat most AC's/Heaters can blow on it

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    under seat is a no no, used only as a last resort

    there are so many issues that occur when equipment is mounted under a seat...
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    trunk is good no noise from fans etc as well
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